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. people don't do that. they drive. a bay area made up of 101 city with mayor who have to answer to the voters. but silicon valley more of a renal until identity the bay area economic vitality becomes everyone's business. ceo of joint venture silicon valley is hopeful. >> economic is more powerful than politic. this is un finding and political forces may dividing forces but overwhelmed by the economic. i'm hopeful. >>reporter: russell also warns that come back in silicon valley could be separate if consumer confidence way or spend are silicon valley to off pace the recovery and rest of the state and the nation. in sap jose, david louie abc 7 news. >> very encouraging news. people want to work in silicon valley but not everyone wants to live there. they would rather commute from san francisco or east bay. live picture now on traffic along interstate 80 in the berkeley area. now that drive time adds up now a new study shows the bay area traffic is just as bad as that in los angeles. in fact there's only one other city where drivers have it worse than we do. but there is a
of antigovernment protesters have renewed their marches in cairo and other cities. they've there have been a number of clashes with security forces who have been firing tear gas and water canners. but after more than a week of unrest, president morsi has issued a statement saying those behind the violence will be held politically accountability -- accountable. >> flashes on the doorstep of the presidential palace. the fires from the cocktails thrown, a message to muhammad morsi. the people feel betrayed. the revolution was supposed to turn egypt into a country where everyone prospered. and where there was justice. for these people who gathered earlier in their new regular friday rituals, reform is coming far too slowly. >> we're back to another demonstration in tahrir square. of course piece people feel passionately about wanting to change things. there are many, many egyptians who feel demonstrations like this are counterproductive and need to stop. ahmed is one of those who feel that after so many decades of dictatorship, the new president needs more time to fix things. >> right nouts not the rig
, baby! >> we don't make it easy. but that is the way the city of baltimore is. that is the way we are. you know, we did this for them back home. we had a great sendoff and we can't wait to get back there for the parade. >> it will be a fun parade that parade in charm city is already in the works. >> fans wasted little time celebrating the team's second super bowl title. many stormed the streets. melanie alnwick is here with reaction in baltimore. >> they know how to do that in maryland, don't they? storming the streets. the mayor said there will be a citywide parade in the team's honor on tuesday starting at 11:00 a.m. at city hall and ending at the ravens stadium but the celebration has already begun. there was a lot of hooping and hollering and high fiving throughout the streets of charm city once the win became official. it was a tough second half tested by adversity. many of the revelers say the ravens win and their players air tribute to the city. >> the ravens deserve this. they deserve this experience. we deserve it so much. i'm so glad we're here. i'm he so glad we get to expe
rescuers taking the lifeless pod of a homeless woman out of a flooded homeless camp, and then the city opened up two dams, to relieve pressure. people in laurels flood zone were asked to evacuate. a shelter was opened. roads were closed. cars were towed out of the cities commuter lot and then the water receeded and a flood warning lifted. the evening commute home was either an easy one or tough, depending on whether your car was waiting for you or not. >> now what do you have to do? >> i think go to the police station and give them money and pick up my car. >> you think? >> i think. >> her neighbor came to pick her up. she will deal with it tomorrow, not to rub salt in the wound. >> you should sign up for the alerts available and then you'll know and your car wouldn't be at the police station like that lady just told us. >> not to make light of anything, but you can see the sign. people are used to this stuff. we did check in with the public information guide for the city of laurel and he told us that she's not going to have to worry they weren't handing out tickets in this lot. the on
, the vatican says benedict will live in a monastery in vatican city. meanwhile, the process to elect his successor is already underway. we have this report from vatican city. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi is about to make history. the 85-year-old leader of the catholic church is resigning at the end of the month. he's the first pope to do so in 600 years. the pope's announcement came as a surprise to all but his closest confidantes. he said because of his age and deteriorating health, "i have had to recognize my incapacity to fulfill the ministry entrusted to me." church leaders were shocked and saddened. >> like watching your own dad get old. and admit that he's not up to all the duties of being the head of a family involves. >> reporter: benedict xvi will remain pope until 8:00 p.m. on february 28. shortly after that, the college of cardinals will gather in the sistine chapel to elect the new pope. benedict's successor will face many of the same controversies he faced including the sexual abuse of church members by priests. benedict apologized to victims in 201
. >> more victims from large explosion in mexican city. 14 people dead. another 100 are hurt after blast ripped through the part of the headquarters of mexico state, state owned oil company. it appears the explosion took place in the basement of administrative building that stands next to the 52 story office tower. mexican police are trying to find out what caused the explosion. smoke can be seen rising over mexico city sky line but again many dead and dozens and dozens injured. >> green fighter jet looking aircraft made low passes over the bay area today. perhaps you saw it. latest weapon that scientist are using to fight air pollution. 7 news business and technology reporter david louie explains how airborne lab could some day allow to us bra breathe cleaner air. >> this jet is on target specific mission today. tout capture ozone and green house gas over the bay area in the never ending battle to control air pollution. one of the under wing pod is equipped as airborne science lab. intake on the bottom sample the air and out the back and measurement and analysis. the mission is
in san francisco. but next season will be the teams last at the stick. the city has announced plans to demolish the stadium after the team moves south to its new home in santa clara. kron 4's charles clifford has more >> reporter: candlestick parks sits about 5 and a half miles south of downtown san francisco. the stadium was built in the late fifties as a home for the san francisco giants, the 49ers started using it in 1971. the giants moved out in 2000 and the next nfl season will be candlesticks last. for more than fifty years candlestick park has been home to sports, concerts, and more than a few memorable moments, among the highlights was the 1989 loma prieta earthquake, which shook the stadium on live television during the world series. there was also this pass from joe montana to dwight clark, which was immortalized as the catch that sent the 49ers to superbowl 16. candlestick park is currently run by the san francisco recreation and parks department, but after the 49ers play there last game here next season, developer lennar urban will take over. lennar is the same company t
of alabama southeastern louisiana including the city of new orleans. any one out there needs to pay attention to what's going on with the weather. tornadoes will be possible through out the day. they will be through out portions of texas and oklahoma and we could be seeing out here as much as a foot of snow. there is a winter storm warning in effect. we have snow coming down northeastern colorado and texas panhandle. snowfall temperatures will be seeing the snow into the 30s. high temperatures into the northeast. very mild. that will be the story pretty much for most of us across the area and new england. expect that over the weekend to continue to mount. heather and patti ann i have good news and bad news. we could be seeing another nor' easter as we head into through thursday. another one to track coming this weekend. >> thank you very much maria. >> stories you can bank on this morning you ma be looking to buy a used car in this economy. there's a new warning about millions of cars that you need to know about before you sign on that dotted line. joining us from the fox business network is
of the passing of an icon, one of the city's and nation's most outspoken and popular politicians, ed koch has died of congestive heart failure. he served in world war ii and later was elected to three terms as mayor of new york city. ed koch dead at the age of 88. dramatic and contention day of testimony for senator charlie hagel. >> reporter: john mccain seized on hagel's opposition to the surge in iraq. >> the question is, are we right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> reporter: over his 2008 comments related to israel that a quote jewish lobby intimidate a lot of people in congress. >> name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> reporter: hagel was repeatedly pressed by both democrats and republicans to make clear this point on israel. >> i strongly support israel. >> reporter: and clarified his stan on iran. >> by the way, i've just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: hagel said he fully backs t
neighborhoods in the city of los angeles. tori, there has never been a case like this in southern california. and there has never been a reward like this because of that, a million dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of christopher dorner. tori? >> all right. thank you, hal. >>> the government will investigate the fatal crash of a movie production helicopter in los angeles county. three people died when the shopper went down at the ranch south of palmdale early yesterday morning. they were filming a new reality show for the discovery channel. discovery called the crash a tragic accident and said it was cooperating fully with authorities. the faa says the cause of the crash is still not known. >>> 7:15. five people have been killed in a cruise ship accident on the canary islandses. a lifeboat from a thompson cruiser ship fell into the ocean during a safety drill. five crew members were killed and three others were hurt. 1400 passengers were on board at the time, no passengers were hurt. meantime, more than 4,000 people are stranded on a cruise ship in the gulf of mexi
're live in vatican city with new details. >>> and nightmare, passengers on a cruise chip stranded in the gulf of mexico say conditions are getting worse and there's word this morning that their journey will be even longer "today," tuesday, february 12th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. important news breaking overnight. u.n. security council is going to hold an emergency meeting this morning to address north korea's overnight nuclear test. >> this is north korea's third nuclear test, but the first under its new leader, kim jong un. we'll have a live report from the pentagon straight ahead. >>> a big development in the story we've been following, two men now charged in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old chicago girl who performed at the president's inauguration. we'll get reaction to that news from her parents who, by the way, will attend tonight's state of the union a
degrees expected in the union and city. 64 in ocean beach. your kron 4 7 day around the bay slightly cooler temperatures tomorrow but temperatures are going to rebound a sunday and monday with 60s and plenty of sunshine. there is a chance of rainfall by thursday. >> so far, so good, no problems on the westbound 80 towards the bay bridge plaza. similar near the san mateo bridge just a few cars on the '92. and the golden gate also looking decent through marin county. the 101, no problems, southbound, northbound, you can see hardly at the traffic at the moment. we will be tracking this for all morning. today at 6:30, another press conference will be held in new orleans. coaches jim and john harbaugh are expected to speak this morning. kron four's will tran is also live from new orleans with the latest on what's happening down there just days before the super bowl. we'll be checking in with him at 4:30. in preparation for the super bowl, the niners practiced outside yesterday for the first time in new orleans. and the baltimore ravens were briefly right nearby. the niners practice overla
, i hope you don't mind i sat down. i don't mean i am tired, everyone is tired, but the city, new orleans, feels like it got the wind kicked out of it if you are a 49er fan. we are at the cafe, the coffee is a necessity so that needed to happen. the bengneits look delicious but there is no joy. fans last night at the superdome having a good time, super decked out for the game, with so much hope going into the game and so much love and support for the 49ers. it was a great game and that is the sentiment from fans we talked with. >> it was a good game. it started off rough and they started to catch up and it was so close. >> did you thing they had it in. >> yes, i think they did. we thought they did. >> did they blow it? >> no. >> the superdome blew a fuse, so to speak and they say it was something to do with the system that caused the power outage but the lights are on here at the cafe and there are raven fans. i talked with them. they admit it was a great game and the 49ers made them very nervous but they are deleader rouse because they have not gone home yet this morning. live in
60s and 54 in alameda and berkeley. 50s in gilroy, cupertino sunny veil, 53 daily city and san francisco and palo alto. fog sun and cool wednesday cloudy wednesday friday colder with a few scattered showers and windy and cool saturday sunday looks breezy but warmer. >>> time now 6:11, a daytime shooting in berkeley, one man is dead, we will have what witnesses saw. >>> mayor ed lee plans on bringing big bucks an events to the city. stay tuned. jwwñ . >>> welcome back to ktvu channel 2 morning news 6:14 is the time. this is video you are looking at. turkey asked nato for the antiaircraft system to help defend itself in neighboring syria. 400 u.s. troops are assigned to the u.s. missiles. >>> attorneys with the obama administration write it would be unlawful to kill a u.s. citizen if they determined he was a member of al qaeda who pose add threat to the u.s. they are looking into obama's legal team's view about the killing of u.s. citizens. >>> and they will introduce bills that will change federal marijuana laws. kyla campbell from the washington d.c. newsroom, they got some he
years, the city has been only able to keep rent down for low income families instead of building new housing options. he may also call for raises for city employees. the address is at the 6th and i historic synagogue set for 7:00 tonight. >>> the grassroots group empower d.c. will lead a demonstration outside the synagogue to call attention to the school closing plan. it's shutting 15 schools. empower d.c. is working on a lawsuit against the city saying the closures affect a higher number of black students. >>> the virginia general assembly is moving forward with a plan to grade virginia schools. the state senate is execs -- yesterday a bill was passed to assign a letter glade to public schools. they would range from a to f and based on test data and school quality. >>> 6:03 now. the virginia senate will vote on a transportation plan different from the one governor bob mcdonnell envisioned. the senator who introduced the plan surprised his colleagues and introduced an amendment. it would impose a sales tax on gas in virginia. that would take the place of current gas tax. it would eli
city was diverted due to an unruly passenger on board we're told. jet blue flight 185 landed in denver at 7:15. kusa reports it was a customer service issue between a flight attendant and female passenger. a federal air marshall got involved. once the individual was escorted off the plane the flight was back in the air. denver police, the tsa and fbi are now handling that investigation. back to youp. >> all right. tom costello, thank you so much. >> we're following another breaking news story. ed koch, former mayor of new york city has died. he was a towering political figure in the city who earned a reputation for his sometimes combative style. ron allen has more on koch's career in politics. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. ed koch was certainly a legendary iconic figure in new york. tributes and remembrances are pouring in. he was 88 and died of congestive heart failure. he's being remembered as a politician that got things done, did so in a way that left a lasting impression. >> hi! >> reporter: ed koch was a quintessential new yorker and one of the city's most popular
-arab feeling of the entire city. for many 49ers fans. >> hopeful about -- some of the---vibe... of the city. they are optimistic. am hoping that there will be another super bowl champs. (singing the national anthem) >> you're looking at the chorus from sandy hook elementary school performing a rendition of "america the beautiful" at sunday's super bowl. the 26 children were joined by singer jennifer hudson during the second verse. some players were on the verge of tears as they watched from the sidelines. fans offered a rousing ovation at the song's finish. as you may remember, sandy hook is the school where 20 children and six adults died when a gunman opened fire during a rampage in december. >> more news is on the way, but first, ravens coach john harbaugh talks about the win against his brother, jim. >> the way that the game played out 28-6 and the lights went out. i just knew with jim harbaugh of being on the other side that it is going to be a dogfight to the end. there is no greater competitor, breeder coached in the national football league or in the ball as far as i am concerned as
of new york city is dead at the age of 88. >>> alaskan flight, the pilot passing out in the cockpit. the first officer forced to take control. >>> and the superstar and the super bowl, beyonce uses her singing voice to silence some of her critics. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> vowing to sing live on sunday as america gets set for its big game. >> and we're getting set with al in san francisco and natalie live in baltimore "today," friday, february 1st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you did not have to grow up in new york city to know the name ed koch, who served as mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989 and used his sometimes combative style to help rescue the city from near financial ruin. >> i did grow up around here. he was a force. when you would come across a voter, he would always say, how am i doing? am i doing okay? he died overnight at new york presb
of the city? >> reporter: bill, that's the thing. it is unusual to see this sort of thing to happen in the beating heart of the turkish capital which is so very secured. there are a lot of police officers around. embassy is very close to the turkish parliament. it is not what you would expect here. we don't know that there were any threats but we do know that turkey is on of the edge these days with the conflict in syria, right on its border and some other things going on. but we did not hear, bill, of any sort of a threat. back to you. bill: amy kellogg. work your source. we'll be back in touch with london. here is martha with more. martha. martha: there is no word yet exactly who is behind this attack. there too soon to know who is behind this attack at this point. the worker's party known as pkk in october of 2011, the pkk killed 26 security forces. that was the deadliest attack since 1993. the u.s. provided turkey with over $5 million since 2010 for anti-terrorism and related programs to that. bill: the region, the amy referred to a little bit of this. there are so many hot spot
york city, the blade runner, oscar pistorius, is free to go. the judge granted bail for the history-making track star accused of murdering his model girlfriend, and the judge's ruling capped off a long speech inside the courtroom. reporters say he went on for nearly two hours, recapping the arguments from both sides and the drama that unfolded during the past week. the south african runner is alleged to have killed his girlfriend. he fired not one but four shots through the bathroom door. oscar pistorius said he thought he was firing at an intruder. the track star openly weeping in court again today. the judge also slammed the former lee detective saying he, quote, bungled while gathering evidence. that investigator is now off the case after cops revealed he faced seven counts of attempted murder from a different shooting. here's the judge. >> i come to the conclusion that ... the accused will be released on bail. >> you heard supporters of the track star shout, yes, and a similar reaction from fans outside the courtroom. look. >> now, keep in mind, as star pistorius is not out of t
they believed they stopped at those intersections. so here's what's going on. the city of rockville changed camera vendors. changed the cameras and what they consider to be a red light violation. let's show you video we shot. here's what it looks like. the cameras will flash if the driver crosses the white stop line. also videotaped drivers making right turns on red but they'll get a ticket if they don't come to a complete stop before making the turn. westbound at research. 5087 tickets in 2012. only 1043 in in 2011. 4087 in 2012. only 756 last year . this is a brand new camera. it only began operating in august. 3981 in five months. here's what aaa had to say about that. >> in one year we saw the numbers of red light runners go from 8600 to 18,000 just shy of 18,000. now, what changed? the vendor and the methodology. doesn't mean that suddenly we have a whole rash of drivers in rockville that think it's all right to run red lights. there was no change in drivers. >> reporter: now aaa says using those stop lines as a trigger for red light violations may be contrary to guidelines that the fe
a deadly shooting that happened just a few hours ago. they tell us a man was shot in the city's western edition. alex savidge is live there now. what can you tell us so far? >> reporter: we are getting very limited information from police this morning. that is because it's so early on in this investigation. a sergeant that was out here confirmed a man was shot and killed. he was found right over near this corner. near the intersection of hayes and webster. an anonymous caller reported gunfire in this area around 2:00 this morning. we'll show you that video. officers were out here for most of the morning. police tell us the victim was rushed to the hospital after suffering at least one gunshot wound. he died there from his injuries. homicide investigators searching for the shooter involved here. a sergeant told me they don't have a description on the person to put out. in just a couple minutes ago i talked to one woman who told me she heard one gunshot and saw this crime scene. >> it sounded like a gunshot and i knew somebody was dead. police know that sound. it's bad. >> reporter: so as
. new york city, mayor bloomberg praised snow crews and first responders. new york city area airports reopened yesterday and some train service between new york and boston is expected to resume today. >>> the d.c. area lucked out with this storm, scraping by with only some of us seeing a few inches. but the weather caused major headaches for travelers. according to flightaware.com, more than 5,000 flights were canceled this weekend. many passengers still in good spirits, saying it's not much they can do about the weather. remember, you can traffic winter weather with the fox 5 weather app. if you can't get to a tv, fox 5 is streaming our newscast live to your cell phone. go to myfoxdc.com for more information. >>> still developing this morning, a nationwide manhunt continues for a former los angeles police officer accused of killing three people. now investigators are expanding their search to mexico, after a four-day search in the snowy california mountains proved unsuccessful. here's that story. >> reporter: bumper-to-bumper traffic and long delays for people heading into mexico. >>
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party and food cities on the planet. >> they do it right. it is the best city for that. while this is cooking down, let's make a hurricane. >> i like that idea. >> here is a picture of hurricanes. about eight ounces of orange juice, eight ounces of pineapple juice, eight ounces of lemonade, and a little southern comfort. this is the bold, black cherry. >> that's a new flavor for me. >> eight ounces of that goes in. >> this is one of new orleans' signature drinks. >> and then i drizzle a little bit of grenadine in there. we always party responsibly, so i make an alcohol free version. so here's yours. >> test it out. >> here it is. >> carnival time does make one thirsty. [ speaking foreign language ] . >> let the good times roll. i miss it. >> once our sugar and butter kind of melted and everything else is in there, a little banana liquor. >> don't be stingy. >> the butter, the banana. >> it is the best dessert ever made. >> i love it. and about four bananas sliced up. that's going to cook up. and we have to cook it up with a little southern comfort. >> don't be stingy. that's g
're still digging out. bridgeport got 30 inches. and residents are angry the city isn't doing more. the mayor says the plows can't handle the massive amount of snow. >>> and we're finding out more this morning about the sheer power of the tornado that barreled through hattiesburg, mississippi. it was an ef-4. the twister raced across 70 miles in 3 counties, damaging or destroying nearly 600 homes. more than 80 people were injured. but amazingly, not one person was killed. >> very lucky folks. that could have been a lot worse. >>> time, now, for a look at weather across the country on this fat tuesday morning. a mild day will help melt away in a northeast snow. also some flurries for upstate new york and northern new england. drenching rain and flash flooding from new orleans to atlanta. up to four inches of snow around amarillo, oklahoma city and wichita. on top of that, rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> mostly 40s in the northwest. 82 in miami. and 73 in new orleans. >>> coming up next after the break, new reasons to check your credit report. >>> plus, a developi
is at least partly to blame. we took these pictures in pleasanton. it was one of the city east hardest hit. thefts there are up 23%. >>> new information on the deadly explosion of mexico's main oil company. dozens of ambulances rushed to the offices of pemex. just within the past hour, authorities said the death toll has increased to 25 with more than 100 others injured. another 30 people with apparently trapped in the debris. the explosion happened in the basement of a parking garage one official with an ambulance company said the blast was caused by a gas leak. pemex is a state owned company with more than $100 billion in annual sales. >>> now to our super bowl coverage, much of the 49er organization spent today apologizing for those home phobic remarks made by a defensive back. mark ibanez is live and tell us the remarks may have become a major distraction for the team, mark -- >> reporter: no question about it. i just landed here a couple of hours ago, you kind of hit the ground running ready to have fun and games covering the super bowl. bourbon street, the super bowl, but no. this is
these pictures in pleasanton. it was one of the city east hardest hit. thefts there are up 23%. >>> new information on the deadly explosion of mexico's main oil company. dozens of ambulances rushed to the offices of pemex. just within the past hour, authorities said the death toll has increased to 25 with more than 100 others injured. another 30 people with apparently trapped in the debris. the explosion happened in the basement of a parking garage one official with an ambulance company said the blast was caused by a gas leak. pemex is a state owned company with more than $100 billion in annual sales. >>> now to our super bowl coverage, much of the 49er organization spent today apologizing for those home phobic remarks made by a defensive back. mark ibanez is live and tell us the remarks may have become a major distraction for the team, mark -- >> reporter: no question about it. i just landed here a couple of hours ago, you kind of hit the ground running ready to have fun and games covering the super bowl. bourbon street, the super bowl, but no. this is a story that has legs. everywhere
. >> they are showing that they have the patients necessary. >> reporter: the remainder of midland city hoping and praying for the safe return of a 5-year- old boy dykes is holding hostage. >> he is coming out. we don't know when and we won't ever know why we were faced with this as a community, as a whole. >> reporter: negotiators say the suspect is continually allowing these investigators, the fbi negotiators to delivery temperatures to the little boy including toys, food and much needed medicine. maureen? >> do you know anything more about jimmy lee dykes background? anything about what may have triggered him to shoot the bus driver then take the boy hostage. >> right, the motive, those are the questions we don't have answers to. we are learning more about the history, where he was in the service. he was decorated. since had run-ins with the law and people here describe him in negative terms as paranoid a survivalist, antigovernment type. no motive at this point. i spoke to the sheriff a little while ago and don't know if he has made demands yet. >> hope the boy is safe in the hands of jimm
and his friends flew to new orleans from three different cities just to celebrate mardi gras. >> san francisco. >> i traveled from wisconsin. >> ohio. >> reporter: they organized their trip on facebook. and now it's time to party. >> whoo! >> reporter: this group is on a girls vacation. >> today was just about slopping and fun. >> reporter: this woman came from israel. >> like it very much. >> reporter: this guy dressed for the occasion. >> i'm a little bit of everything. i'm a lot to take in. ha. >> reporter: from hotel balconies to packed streets, party-goers are taking over new orleans. [ screaming ] >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of tourists are visiting during mardi gras. for police that means constant crowd control. this parade will go about five miles through new orleans. they are throwing everything from beads to coins to glasses. some people staked out spots hours before the parade. >> i'm here first, i don't want to be in the back. >> reporter: but mardi gras veterans in how to go with the flow. >> don't worry about anything. >>
of speed on the highway. >> meantime, san francisco is cracking down on one of the city's biggest land owners. academy of art university being given deadlines to comply with land use laws or face stiff fines. xÑ academy of art university has grown from 68,000 students to 11,000 along the way it's acquired property to house and teach students, now owns 41 properties across 12 neighborhoods. but the planning department says half are in violation of land use laws and that this school was put on notice seven years ago. >> policy has been if a client is trying to come into comply yens we want to allow them to do shah that. we have been doing that for a long time. >> the planning director gave the university a series of deadlines to meet. or face penalties of $26,000. another one was on track there is a minor point but i'm confident we'll get it done. >> land use issues include using buildings skond for commercial business as a school. other murder -- murder is completing an environmental impact report. university says the delay is in part because it kept growing and changing lawyers over f
birthday. that hostage standoff here in midland city is finally over. >> a very special child; he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, he's okay. >> the five-year-old victim in this story has been saved by hraurplt. a loud boom was heard freeing him from his captor jimmy lee dykes. authorities say they felt he was in imminent danger yesterday afternoon. communication was clearly deteriorating and dykes was becoming agitated. last night we saw them sweeping the property checking for buried bombs as the investigation continues. this while the little boy was taken to a local hospital. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating; the things that you would expect a normal five- to six-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very lucky. and his success story is that he's out safe and doing great. >> f.b.i. officials on the scene at flowers hospital say he is safe and okay. they didn't release any other details about his condition but they did say he was with his mother. as far as a motive in this, a sherrif did touch on it briefly during a pres
a battle tonight during the city council this evening. according to the chronicle, the residents approved of the plan to build the new homes but they don't like the plans to bring down the magnolia trees and the chilean trees. earlier this year, the planning commission approved that plan but it's gone back and forth and gone back to appeal twice now and they are planning ong having that meeting later on this evening. there are 25 residents here banning together who say they want the trees to stay here. that's where we stand. pretty big lot. the planning commission meeting expected to begin tonight at about 7:00. we are live here in menlo park. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, brian. >>> 7:05. breaking news. "the associated press" is reporting that president obama will announce in his state of the union address tonight that 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan a year from today. right now, there are 60,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. all combat troops are supposed to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. that's when the u.s.-led international forces are schedule
the course of the weekend and we have about that much more to go. here is a look from our city camera view looking back towards washington. a faint view of the washington monument. and the dome almost completely obscured right now. and capitol somewhere -- wait, there it is right there. and low visibility with low clouds and a light snow starting to come down as well. again, just like the last few and a lot of folks on twitter have been talking with me how frustrating we are measuring snow in the tenths of an inch this winter, but that's all we can do. 27 manassas, and 28 leesburg, and 34 in culpepper, virginia, and so your sunday start here by 10:00 a.m., temperatures inching up to the freezing mark and everybody should be above freezing by noontime today but it will stay cloudy and cold and even with temperatures in the mid and upper 30s today, we can still see a few passing showers and snow flurries from time to time but just like the last few times it will add up to a little bit here and there. here it is on storm team 4 radar, not a lot going on here, but down to the south of town now
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protecting cops. this man is a threat to every person in los angeles. >> reporter: a city in fear is fighting back, offering a $1 million reward for dorner's capture and conviction. police have received more than 700 tips, including one that led them to this lowe's sunday night. the shooting spree began about a week ago when monica kwan and her fiance were shot to death in a parking lot. an alleged execution by dorner, who was angry at her father. a former los angeles police captain. >> to have your family targeted because they're related to you? that is absolutely terrifying. >> reporter: abc news learned that a man claiming to be dorner has called kwan's father to taunt him, telling the grieving dad he should have done a better job protecting his daughter. police have vowed to catch dorner, but for now the city can only hope the shooting doesn't start again. pierre thomas, abc news, los angeles. >> here's the scary part of this story. there are still 50 police officers whose families are being guarded. their family as are being guarded. we are talking about a force, how big and the police o
with the help of her 6-year-old son, and it sure has paid off as she hase welcome from new york city tammy austin. so pretty. >> thank you. [kiss] meredith: good to see you. all right, tammy, we discovered yesterday that your son is a fan of this show, he's been helping you prepare, that you are also a risk taker... >> apparently. meredith: not afraid to make some guesses. well, they certainly paid off. >> they did yesterday. meredith: but at what point do you think, "i probably won't be risky" at some point in this game? >> well...usually my line is that if it doesn't take a lot of preparation or endurance or training, i'll do it. meredith: uh-huh. >> i've been kind of training for this one by collecting useless knowledge for a long time. meredith: ha ha! >> we'll see, you know? it's ok. it's actually not useless anymore. meredith: and i know you can use the money. it's been flooding in your apartment recently, so... >> yes. we had 4 feet of water in my apartment yesterday. meredith: oh, my god. >> so i had no hot water this morning. so i'm here. it's a nice day to be on tv when you can't
of the month. rich richard engel is live in the vatican city. >> reporter: it's an act of humility and encourage to make way for a younger man. 24 hours later there's still shock in the vatican city. >> shocked. disappointed. sad. >> reporter: this morning roman catholics, tourists, even some church officials wondered if this can be a moment to revitalize the church after pope benedict xvi's unexpected decision to step down. >> personally i didn't agree with a lot of the things he believed and prepared. >> this will bring change for the church. >> reporter: in making his announcement the 85-year-old pontiff who has been looking frail asked for forgiveness. i have to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the min nus stri entrusted to me he told a gathering of cardinals in latin saying his advanced age forced the decision. just hours later these images circulated around the world. these are unusual times for the vatican. the last time a pope abdicated under similar circumstances was more than 700 years ago, sell less stein v. they don't send messages or contradict the new pop
monastery inside vatican city. for months, construction crews have been rehabbing this building. during that entire time, only a few top vatican officials actually knew this would ultimately become the pope's retirement home. george, back to you. >> almost everyone in the dark. >>> let's get more from greg burke, who is in rome this morning. thanks for joining us, greg. let's begin with more on the pope's health. we learned about the operation on his pacemaker a few months back. the resignation has been in the works for some time. what else can you tell us about the pope right now? >> the pope's health right now is what you see. and we'll see him again tomorrow. an 85-year-old who is almost 86, who is starting to slow. essentially, he does have that heart condition. and thatasn't the reason, obviously, for the resignation, however. people have pacemaker batteries replaced all the time. that does happen. but essentially, it's of age. his mind is obviously clear. we saw him talk a couple nights ago off the cuff. he was very, very clear. but it's more in mobility and slowing down a bit. bu
reaction from the team. but first -- happening at this moment. bay area cities scrambling to prevent rowdy post- game celebrations. just hours ago, kron4 learned which areas. san francisco police believe could be potential trouble spots. grant lodes is here now with more on that. grant? >> reporter: san francisco police are focusing their efforts in four locations. the mission district - where things really got out of hand after the giants title. also the south of market area. north beach. and the marina. >> pam: our coverage continues now. kron 4's justine waldman just got back from interviewing the san francisco police chief. justine -- how do they plan to keep everyone in line?very simple pam. the san francisco police department will put out *twice as many officers as it did when the giants won the world series. just to make sure the rowdy celebrations. like these. do not happen again. when i talked with the chief today. he told me. officers will be out quote "everywhere" and will constantly be feeling out the crowd. >> depending on how we feel, if we have on/off and if we need to get
suspicious activity. >> a city looking for a fix to many of its fixtures. >> now, we got this memoranda from the city of san jose about fixing its lights. we are told that this neighborhood along rye land drive in san jose should see lights fixed within the next few days but many other neighborhoods will have to wait longer. scott budman, nbc. >> now to our continuing coverage of the 49ers' quest for number six. tonight the team is hoping to turn its attention back to the game plan and away from the controversial comments of one player. chris culliver's anti-gay statements to a radio shock jock took a firestorm. today he took the heat and offered apologies. amid fa read, he's getting support from his coach now that he's issued the apologies. >> absolutely. what you said was perfect. this team is hoping to focus on the field and not off the field because the last couple of days it has all been off the field with comments from chris culliver that he would not welcome a gay teammate. he has said he regrets those comments but not on camera till today. here with the comments today along with the
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